Mary and mindfulness

I hoped to get to our parish church at 3am today to join in with the Pope’s consecration to Mary of Ukraine, Russia and all humanity. But the flesh was too weak after picking one daughter up from work and then another from the train station at 11pm. I’m not that old yet, but it…

Update and links

It’s almost a quarter of the way through 2022 already, and it has been a pretty full year so far. Our eldest has been settling into uni life and a casual job, and learning to drive. Our second has started driving lessons as well, so it really feels as through we’re on the cusp of…

Back to school, 2022 style

Getting a supply of rapid antigen tests is part of back to school year prep now, along with the textbooks, stationery, lunch boxes, haircuts, and uniforms – oh and masks. In New South Wales students need twice-weekly COVID tests and term 1 starts on Monday. I picked up our family’s allocation of 16 from the…

Comfort and joy

Our kids hauled the Christmas out of its box and dressed it up last weekend, and it makes me feel happy every time I look at it. It’s been a good year, but a long one. The next few weeks are looking pretty packed and I’m keeping up with my November and December rule of…